From: Dominique Robinson
Hello Mrs. Stevenson, I apologize for not communicating with you via your website but unfortunately I have an innate ability that renders me useless with most technology so I stuck with good, ole email. Although my "technocrat" skills is not what I intended to ask about; in the chapter 22- 23 question section, there is a triple continuation of the question relating to Jem's taking Mr. Ewell's point of view and why he gifted Atticus with his unpleasantness outside the post office, numbers 47, 48 and 50. Would you like me to complete the question all three times in a different way each time, or was there an unintended typo? Thank you for your time.
Great question, Dominique!
Throughout the book, Scout is learning about taking others people's perspective. "Walk around in someone else's skin" So throughout the book, she begins to see people differently. In the beginning, she meets Ewell's son. One perspective-- town just finds it easier to not deal with the family. Then she meets Ewell at the Robinson's-- drunk and scary. Then Mayella--liar and in the middle of full out racism. She begins to understand why the kids are the way they are. Then...the end...he comes after kids--imagine what he would be like with his own children. A lot of this is inference (taking the information and making an educated guess--kinda like a hypothesis but for English). Your perspective should be changing throughout the book, too, about the characters and Scout and Jem. Jen is older so he definitely changes. Scout is young so we see her just starting to get it, but she is narrating the book as an adult looking bad through her own eyes as a child.
Hope that helps! Excited to meet you!
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